The Juggernaut

The Chaiwala of TikTok

Kevin Wilson, a 30-year-old Sri Lankan native and associate pastor, has found fame on the short video platform by sharing the gospel of chai.

Decolonizing Design

A $100 laptop was supposed to change the world. Its failure reveals the dangers of the design and tech industry’s Western-centric conditioning.

How Kala Bagai Came Home

In the streets of U.S. cities, Brown history is often invisible. It took a group of historians and Berkeley activists to address an injustice committed over a hundred years ago.

Stick Figures and Subversion

Despite shrinking space for dissent, amateur comic artists are continuing India’s long tradition of political cartoons and commentary.

Utkarsh Ambudkar is Thriving

For the actor and rapper — who first rose to fame for his role in Pitch Perfect — 2020 is his year.

Sumukhi Suresh Turns Complexity into Comedy Gold

The comedian gets candid on her rise from food scientist to creator of the cult-favorite TV series Pushpavalli.

25 Years of Rangeela, the Quintessential Ode to Bollywood

Armed with a brilliant cast and a glorious soundtrack by A. R. Rahman, the film is a tribute to Mumbai, moviemaking, and the filmiest of love stories.

Pranab Mukherjee, The Improbable President

The greatest skill of the former President of India was his ability to guide power — even when it thwarted his ambitions to become prime minister.

How Ancestry Test Results Became Browner

South Asians curious about their genetic ancestry have had a front-row seat to the technology's evolution — and some are left wanting for more accurate results.

Thiru Kumar, Legendary Dosa Man

Kumar’s dosa cart is more than just a popular lunch spot in the heart of New York City — it’s a destination where the key draw is the owner himself.


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